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Cecil lion hunter trial adjourned until September

Theo Bronkhorst said the case against him was 'frivolous' and 'wrong'. Credit: APTN

The Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion has appeared in court.

Theo Bronkhorst, who runs a safari company, will stand trial on September 28 on charges of organising an illegal hunt.

Bronkhorst denies any wrongdoing over the hunt in July, when US dentist Walter Palmer paid to shoot Cecil with a bow and arrow.

On Wednesday he said the case against him was "frivolous" and "wrong".



'Brothel madam' sparked Heath child sex abuse inquiry

The woman who is alleged to have threatened to expose former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath as a child abuser was a brothel madam, according to reports.

The Times reports a 67-year-old woman, who has been jailed twice for running her establishment in Heath's former home town of Salisbury, is alleged to have had charges dropped when she threatened to expose the politician in the 1990s.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the cover-up claims against Wiltshire Police.

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